Let Your Light Shine


Matthew 5

Light Shine brightest when the darkest
Look for blessing 
Not shining light on bling and blessing
Shining light on trials, tribulation the dark areas in life
Don’t ignore the hurt, suffering, and pain 
Not about the car, the house, can you reach where you are trying to go
Layoffs, separation from spouse is light shining when you go through with God’s grace

We must and will suffer 
Christ suffered and because Christ suffered Christ light shined the brightest 
1Peter 4:1 arm yourself likewise with a mind of Christ that suffered and let your light shine
Same ungodliness liars, murderers, thieves in Jesus time as now 
Stand on the Word of God
Are you a spoiled child of God
Can you go thru for Jesus
Can police or 911 always be there when you need it
Jesus did not call for a legion of angels but he didn’t so we could see the light

James 1:27
Order your life and be aware of influence 
What you see, hear, will influence, impact your look, actions, dress,
Money, fame, won’t bring you peace like Jesus does
Light shining somebody sees the good when others trying to bring you down
Let others see your good, shining light

1Peter 4:12
Godly will suffer persecution 
It’s not strange for a believer to go through 
God only allows you to see what you about to overcome
Let your light shine and let God use you
If God for me who can be against me

1Peter 4:14
Mention the name of Jesus Christ 
Stand for the gospel of Jesus Christ 
If we’re bold for ungodliness then be bold in godly righteousness
Don’t be ashamed to suffer as a Christian but give God glory 
Greater is coming 

Judgement begins with house of God
Be example for the world 
See newness in who you are in God 
Paul had glory in his infirmity

All have opportunities to let your light shine 


Isaiah 12
Feast of Tabernacle

• Understand your relationship with God

• 8 day feast
• Closet feast that matches timing for birth of Jesus Christ
• “Merry Christmas”
• One of three feasts all males observed (Passover, Pentecost)
Happiness based and depends on external things
Joy comes from within
• Word you say is self fulfilling
• What are you saying to yourself
• Confess and profess things that bring joy in your life

James 1:2
• Joy in divers temptation
• Rely on and in God
• God inside you is greater than anything and everything outside you

Jeremiah 10
• Joy of the Lord is my strength

Psalm 3:5
• Weeping endures for a night but joy comes in the morning

Psalm 51:12
• Restore the joy if my salvation

John 4
• Woman the well
• Jesus Christ is everlasting life and living water
• Joy if you ask and receive living water

John 7
• If thirsty drink of the water of Jesus
• From your belly will flow living water

John 16:13
• Guide to all truths and things to come

Joy can be full by asking God in Jesus’s name

Words you speak will and can change your life around

Joy from God NOT based on what others say or think but what you have asked of God